Tummy Tuck Scars

Posted by administration on June 5, 2017

Tummy_Tuck.jpgA tummy tuck, called an abdominoplasty, sculpts the lower abdominal area by removing loose skin and excess abdominal fat that may have accumulated due to pregnancy, weight loss or aging. One of the unpleasant results of a tummy tuck is that there will be a scar left behind. If you are considering a tummy tuck, you may be concerned about what kind of scarring you should expect from a tummy tuck. Tummy tuck scars depend on the type of tummy tuck surgery you have.

Traditional Tummy Tuck: This technique results in a scar at the pubic bone that extends from hip to hip and one at the belly button.

Mini Tummy Tuck: A modified version of the traditional tummy tuck that addresses minimal loose skin and leaves behind a smaller scar just above the pubic bone.

Extended Tummy Tuck: In an extended tummy tuck, the incision spans the entire length of the abdomen and extends to the back of the patient’s hips. This procedure is best suited for patients who have experienced significant weight loss.

Circumferential Tummy Tuck: Leaves a scar that extends completely around the body. This operation is most appropriate for patients who have undergone massive weight loss.

In Denver, cosmetic surgeon Dr. Serota takes great care in placing the tummy tuck incisions below the bikini line when possible, so that they are as hidden as can be.

As tummy tuck scars heal, they typically will look worse before they get better. Scars go through a series of changes before they are completely healed and the process can take several months. With proper care, they will improve and fade over time. You can expect significant softening and flattening of your tummy tuck scars after one year.

If you’re interested in a tummy tuck and would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Serota, contact Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Center by calling 303-367-9000 or visiting serotamd.com.  

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